Account Manager - Social

  • Auckland

Do you love all things Social? Colenso are looking for a talented Account Manager/Senior Account Manager with a proven background in social to join the Spark team at Colenso. This is a key role in the team working closely with the Senior Business Director and the Spark client service team at Colenso BBDO in delivering market-leading social, insight lead strategies, campaigns and communications.

As a representative of digital best practice your role is to facilitate delivery; ensuring deadlines are on time, every time and broader strategic requirements are trafficked through the agency in an appropriate manner. You’ll hear the voice of each department, bringing that expertise together in a solution that adds value to our client’s business communications.

You will identify and understand the key challenges of your client’s businesses, and facilitate an environment to deliver leading practice digital & social output that solves those challenges online.

• Taking ownership of campaign delivery that occurs via Spark’s social channels, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube, Instagram, Snapchat and WeChat for both Consumer and Business
• Driving the delivery of social outputs within broader TTL campaigns and working with the clients to facilitate always-on social communications
• Drive the on time and on budget creative development and full campaign delivery across the Spark portfolio. Including fully integrated campaign management from briefing and creative concepting, to execution, delivery and always-on optimisation
• Provide support to the senior team in the day-to-day, strategic running of the account
• Financials: create cost estimates, negotiate budgets, manage budget trackers
• Manage the strategic content calendar ownership including weekly updates and optimisation actions

 You’ll be able to hit the ground running with 2-3 years plus relevant work experience in social media account management roles
 Bachelor's Degree preferred
 Brilliant communication skills – written, spoken and interpersonal. You will also need the ability to adapt to the tone of voice required of the brand and motivate a team
 Maintenance of relationships with agency partners and external suppliers
 Well-connected within the broader social media world, ability to think strategically and deliver campaigns on time is imperative
 Experience of working with communications technology, including but not limited to social media platforms, cloud based services, content management systems, app ecosystems and toolsets for communication management.
 Ability to extract and clearly analyse data from a variety of online sources.
 Ability to work autonomously and as part of a broader team in a fast paced environment.

Clemenger Group is New Zealand's largest and most successful group of advertising creative communication companies.
We have 8 agencies in New Zealand and 16 in Australia. BBDO was named Network of the year (for the 3rd year in a row) and our agency Colenso (in Auckland) has just been named #2 Agency in the world!

26% of the shares are owned by staff and we are 100% locally managed. We are in the BBDO network which is the world’s most effective creative network (290 offices - 90 countries - 17,000+ staff). This means you are part of a highly regarded global network that has local focus and truly values their staff.

We encourage a good work-life balance and support that through staff initiatives and programmes. This includes massages on Wednesday, and free fruit and snacks.

Culture and people are our focus and as such we like to enjoy the company of the people we work with.

Please note: We only accept direct application so if interested please apply online and ALL applicants must have valid rights to work in New Zealand.

Apply via Web

Job of the Week

Latest comments


Brought to you by Colmar Brunton

Honouring the ads—and the agencies responsible for them—that make the biggest impact on consumers and get more bang for the client’s buck.

latest jobs

Tangible Media network

Use the Tangible Media network of magazines, blogs, newsletters, video and content creation services to reach the new New Zealand.

NZ Retail
NZ Marketing
New Zealand Weddings
Living Well
Little Trasures Baby Book


Who's it for: Dulux by Assignment Group

Why we like it: Not only does this spot show off Dulux's range of colours, it's a great display of the diverse New Zealand landscape. As a couple tour the country on their mission to pick a paint colour, they stop off in a few spots with Māori place names and a greater appreciation for this spot comes from learning that the ad was re-recorded to ensure all names were pronounced correctly.

Who's it for: Rebel Sport by Ogilvy

Why we like it: We've all seen New Zealand's champion pole vaulter Eliza McCartney perform but many do not understand what motivates her to reach higher and higher heights. The Rebel Sport 'What's your why?' series has been delving into the lives of New Zealand's athletes for over a year and now it's McCartney's turn to open up about the fact she doesn't worry about what other people think and instead just focuses on pushing the barriers. And on top of her own story, it's good to see her standing up for women and how they can push past the limitations and achieve just as much as male athletes. 

Who's it for: Rodney Wayne by Lachlan McPherson and Friends

Why we like it: Models staring intently at the camera, beautiful scenery and perfectly styled hair – it's like Rodney Wayne has brought to life the high fashion posters that typically sit on the walls of salons. Shot in Tokyo during its blossom festival and set to a piece played on a traditional Japanese Koto, the video transports the viewer to a new world where they might just be inspired to try a different hairstyle.

{% gallery 'nzta-photographs' %}

Who's it for:New Zealand Transport Agency by Clemenger BBDO

Why we like it: Using still images for a campaign is a move away from the TVCs NZTA's previously rolled out to get people to pay attention to their driving behaviour but that doesn't mean this campaign lacks impact. Featuring the message "Come down before your drive" alongside cars that appear to have fallen from the sky, it cleverly warns of the dangers of drug driving. And helping to make drivers stop and take notice is the beautiful photography and soft lighting that adds a surreal feeling to the horrific scene.

Who's it for: Blunt Umbrellas by Motion Sickness

Why we like it: Oxfam New Zealand, Blunt Umbrellas and Kiwi artist Flox have teamed up to create a beautiful umbrella that raises funds for Oxfam NZ’s climate change initiatives in the Pacific region. To promote the umbrella and the initiatives, this video has been released to explain how Flox drew her inspiration from local flora and fauna, and seeing her walk through Auckland Domain's Winter Gardens under the umbrella, its connection to nature is clear to see.

Results for

StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2015 Tangible Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.


Contact Vernene Medcalf at +64 21 628 200 to advertise in StopPress.

View Media Kit